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Letter: Get the government open, then work on your wall

rump and the Republicans have taken our country backwards another several hundred years. Come on White House, get the government open, then work on your wall.

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Editorial Cartoon Jan. 16, 2019

Editorial Cartoon Jan. 16, 2019

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Editorial: Camp Verde needs to stay on pace in economic development marathon

There is no such thing as instant gratification for those whose job it is to stimulate and invigorate their community’s economy. There are more false starts in this race than finish lines.

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Commentary: Democrats run risk of unreliable instability by rushing impeachment

“I” words are inundating Washington. President Trump insists his border wall would impede an invasion of illegal immigrants who injure innocents. Democrats say Trump indulges an idiotic idea to instigate an impasse and incite impassioned illusions.

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Editorial Cartoon: Sept. Jan. 13, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Sept. Jan. 13, 2019

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Commentary: Democratic bluster aside, 2019’s watchword is discipline

What an outrage. A Democratic woman talking like a Republican man.

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Commentary: Justice missed the mark years ago in Garcia-Soto case

Those involved need to make sure such a legal fiasco is avoided in the future.

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Editorial Cartoon: Jan.10, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Jan.10, 2019

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Editorial: A new year, and already a new focus on consolidation

We’ve barely turned the page on the calendar to 2019 and already the renewed battle for Upper Verde school district consolidation is taking shape.

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Commentary: College needs comprehensive five-year plan for Verde Valley

Behind the scenes, there are ongoing discussions by Yavapai College officials concerning the fate of Building “L” on the Verde Campus. Poor Building “L”, which I refer to as the Rodney Dangerfield of College facilities. It gets no respect.

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Editorial: ACLU hypocrisy on full display in Mingus ID badge dispute

As for the ACLU-Arizona, it’s curious how the organization took up the cause of one student on this issue as a privacy rights intrusion, and then went out of its way to make sure every media outlet in Arizona knew the student’s name.

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Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 9, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 9, 2019

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COMMENTARY: Primary mission at Mingus Union is love

This is what I know for sure: love is not words; love is action. When I stand before you and tell you I love our students, our school, and this community, you may believe it’s true. But when you see the action being taken as a result of that love… my hope is that you will know it’s true.

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Counterpoint: Mingus badge issue is about public shaming, not entitlement

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona challenge against Mingus Union over student color-coded badges sheds light on something far more problematic than an entitlement vs. privilege debate.

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Editorial: Local government already feeling heat of federal government shutdown

While the national focus is on who will blink first regarding funding for a border wall, there are some government money managers here in the Verde Valley counting the days for the federal government shutdown to come to an end.

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Letter: Rojo Grande project ill-conceived for Verde Valley

There is already a 200-unit senior mobile home park in place, Sedona Shadows.

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Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 4, 2019

Editorial Cartoon: Jan. 4, 2019

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Editorial: Mingus badge issue a clash between earned-privilege vs. entitlement

Some clarity is in order to shine the clearest light possible on the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona challenge to Mingus Union High School’s badge identification policy.

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Letter: Big thanks for Verde Valley generosity

The First Annual Christmas Bicycle Cheer went fantastic.Though we didn’t hit a 100 bicycles, we came so close and delivered nearly 60 bikes to local children.

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Letter: Salvation Army bell ringers show Camp Verde a great, generous community

Thank you to who all donated their time ringing bells for The Salvation Army during this past holiday season in front of Camp Verde’s Bashas’ Store.

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Letter: President Trump the master baiter

I have to give grudging respect to Donald Trump and his art of the deal. Trump is very good at baiting people into his web.

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Opinion: Editorial Page Cartoon Jan. 2, 2019

Opinion: Editorial Page Cartoon Jan. 2, 2019

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Editorial: Solution to Mingus’ ACLU challenge should not involve doing away with student ID badges

As is the case with any conflict, there is probably a middle ground that eases the concerns about Mingus Union High School’s student identification badges short of doing away with the badges altogether.

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Commentary: Americans are losing their sense of history

Though books about history -- by writers such as David McCullough, Ron Chernow, Doris Kearns Goodwin and others -- sell briskly, the future of the past in American life is facing some stern mathematics.

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Opinion: Editorial Page Cartoon Dec. 30, 2018

Editorial Page Cartoon Dec. 30, 2018